#1
I can buy a 2005 Epiphone Elitist Les Paul Studio with hardshell case for $400.

The problem is it's stamped factory 2nd. Buyer says it feels, plays and sounds great, and except for two tiny nicks, is flawless.

Anyone have a factory second elitist?

What does this mean?

Should I (would you) buy?
#2
usually means that there was an imperfection in painting or something, theres probly nothing wrong with it except for a flaw in the paint
#3
I would. $400 is damn cheap for an Elitist, and you hardly ever see these second hand around here at least.
#4
Factory seconds means that it was previously owned or has some slight factory defects in the instrument. It's still playable and can be bougth at a lower cost than others of the same model with no defects.
It's better to sit there and look stupid than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
#5
I'd do it. Unless you worship your guitar, you'll end up with similar dings or scratches anyways. I'd take that deal and run.

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